Lesson 3 - Introducing the tenses + conjugations.

Hoi Dutchie to be,

In this class, I am introducing the three tenses that you can use to say something about the past, which are:

  • imperfectum (simple past/onvoltooid verleden tijd)
  • perfectum (present perfect/voltooid tegenwoordige tijd)
  • plusquamperfectum (past perfect/voltooid verleden tijd)

Examples for a sentence like "Ik fiets naar school", are:

  1. Ik fietste naar school. (imperfectum)
  2. Ik ben naar school gefietst. (perfectum)
  3. Ik was naar school gefietst. (plusquamperfectum)

I will introduce these tenses shortly in a PDF, and then, we're also going to learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the perfectum and imperfectum:

You can watch this video on YouTube here.



Test your knowledge about when a sentence is in the imperfectum, perfectum, or plusquamperfectum.


Perfectum & imperfectum – opdracht .pdf

How to conjugate the verbs yourself?

Now practice conjugating regular verbs in the imperfectum + perfectum (past participle) in the included class here:

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